Direct Combat Probability Coding and Its Effect on Officer Leadership in the Signal Corps
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Army instituted Direct Combat Probability Coding DCPC as a method of distributing female soldiers in such a way as to conform to the will of Congress concerning women in combat. The combination of DCPC and increased female accessions has lead to a problem in the Signal Corps. Specifically, female officers, who comprise approximately one third of the company grade Signal Corps officers, are not eligible to be assigned as combat arms battalion Communications-Electronics Staff Officers. In addition, the number of female Signal Corps officers in a division makes it difficult to achieve a rotation between Signal battalion and CESO positions which will enhance professional development of both males and females. Finally, the increase in Signal battalion versus CESO experience may give female officers an advantage in company command. In any event, the only way to ensure equitable professional development and career progression for both male and female officers is to put a limit on female accessions to the Signal Corps.
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